Hd. Qrs., Co. “B” 28th Reg., Wis. Vol., Inf.
On Detached Service,
Helena, Ark., July 22, 1863
Lt. Col. John A. Rawlings,
A.A.G. Dept. of Tenn,
Colonel: - We, the undersigned, non-commissioned officers and privates of B Co., 28th Wis.
Vols. Infantry, having learned of the resignation of Second Lieut. Chas. B. Slawson of said
company and regiment, would protest against this resignation and pray that it may not be
Lieut. Slawson has missed no duty with the company since its organization, and in the
engagement at this post on the morning of the fourth of July 1863, was the only commissioned
officer present with the company, leading it into action and displaying military skill in
maneuvering his command, which would have done credit to one higher in rank and elicited the
warm approbation of the regimental commander.
We regret sincerely the step he has taken in tendering his resignation, and pray, for the honor
and welfare of the company that it may not be accepted. (Signed,)
Franklin A. Bennett, 1st Sergt. B Co.
Stewart Eldridge, 2nd “ “
George Vanderpool, 3rd “ “
Chesley B. Fullar, 4th “ “
Donald McDonald, 5th “ “
John Carpenter 1st Corp. “
P.P. Schneider, 2nd “ “
Conrad Pflueger, 3rd “ “
Gottfried Hafenstein, 4th “ “
Alfred S. Weaver, 5th “ “
George W. Patterson, 6th “ “
James Hoag 7th “ “
Thomas Cumming 8th “ “
Daniel A. Church
Joseph E. Forward
W. M. Speaker
Joseph Auger Meyer
John P. Cumming
William H. Cernagban
Lucius M. Weaver
Wm. A. Barstow
Information transcribed from the Waukesha Democrat newspaper of 19 August 1863 and generously shared by Bruce Laine.